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Leading Nigerian Government Transparency Organization, BudgIT, Secures New $1.5 Million Grant from Omidyar Network

January 25, 2017

Omidyar Network announced today it is renewing and expanding its investment in the Lagos-based government transparency organization BudgIT.

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'Give smart’ approach to philanthropy

January 23, 2017

Omidyar Network's Roopa Kudva and other Indian philanthropists and philanthropic professionals talked with Mint about their approaches to giving.

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Martin Tisné Discusses Recently Launched Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund

January 18, 2017

Martin Tisné spoke with Cheddar TV regarding the new fund started by Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network, and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman to research artificial intelligence for the public interest.

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Three Trends in System-level Impact Investing

December 19, 2016

In a new SSIR article, The Investment Integration Project's William Burckart and Steve Lydenberg explore three trends in system-level impact investing and find that investors "must intentionally incorporate new ways of investing if they are to address big global problems." Read the full article

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Indifi Technologies Raises $10 Million in Series B Investment Round

December 12, 2016

Indifi Technologies, an enabler of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) financing in India, announced it raised $10 million in a Series B investment round led by Omidyar Network.

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This Family Is Passing Down Their Charity to the Next Generation

December 6, 2016

Fortune explores the Cordes Foundation’s journey to impact investing and the legacy that Ron and Marty Cordes are passing down to their daughter. Read the full article here. 

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Omidyar Network Announces Investment in Citymart to Disrupt Local Government Procurement

December 5, 2016

Omidyar Network announced today that it has made a $500,000 investment in Citymart, a civic tech platform that helps city governments improve their procurement process by engaging the most innovative small businesses and entrepreneurs to solve local challenges.

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New York City's Civic Hall to Grow Civic Tech Ecosystem with $4 million in New Funding

December 5, 2016

Omidyar Network announced today it is renewing and expanding its investment in Civic Hall and Civic Hall Labs, the New York City-based collaborative community center dedicated to strengthening civic tech and its new research and development arm.

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A rundown of November reports on business, SDGs and investing

December 2, 2016

Devex shared their November roundup of reports on business, SDGs and investing, including our framework for investing across the returns continuum, which was recently published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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Why We Invested: Bunker

May 18, 2017

A frequent topic in the robust discussion of the future of work is the 

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How Listening to Consumers Can Help Bridge the Digital Divide and Build a Currency of Trust in Financial Services in India

May 17, 2017

Vikas is a vegetable farmer and trader in rural Maharashtra, India. Every day, before heading to the market, he takes photos of his daily yield of produce and sends them to a few wholesalers using WhatsApp.

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From Paper to Practice: Using Technology to Accelerate Education in Brazil — A Partnership between Lemann Foundation and Omidyar Network

May 17, 2017

By Eliza Erikson, Venture Partner, Omidyar Network and Denis Mizne, Executive Director, Lemann Foundation

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